English historians are unanimous in describing ‘Non nobis Domine’ as the composition of William Byrd: but it is not to be found in any volume of. Buy Non Nobis Domine (SAB) by William Byrd/arr. at Choral Sheet Music. Now developing mixed or treble choirs can sing this Englis. There are many ways in which the musical world feels the loss of Thurston Dart. Among the unfinished items on his large agenda was the editing of Byrd’s.

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Although the two passages are not heard consecutively, they nonn linked as they both set the text phrase non est qui consoletur “there is none to console [her]”which was presumably the text to which the canon was originally sung. It is in the ingenuity of that that the true merit lies.

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Non Nobis Domine

This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Web page content is available under the CPDL copyright license ; please see individual editions for their copyright terms. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Original text and translations Original text and translations may be found at Psalm It laments the desolation of the Holy City in language derived from Jeremiah:. The most noticeable deviations from rule, are, some Hidden Octaves, which seem to form an essential element in the construction of the second clause; and a certain Changing-Note, in the form of an ascending Seventh—which last fault, however, would not appear, were the parts dommine to leave off, in the old-fashioned way, one at a time, as they began.

In a third, the Guida leads, as before, and the lower Voice follows, after three Semibreve rests, in the Octave below.

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Recent research has shown that the two related figures which form the basis of the Non nobis, Domine canon were extracted from the 5-voice motet Aspice Domine by Philip van Wilder c.


Palestrina has, indeed, used its opening clause more than once; notably in his Madrigal, ‘When flowery meadows deck the year’—one of the loveliest that ever was written. This edition was made directly from the facsimile reprint in Musical Times volumepage domins, by transposing down a perfect fourth for the soprano and quartering the note values.

Another antiquarian, the unreliable Johann Christoph Pepuschprinted it in his Treatise on Harmony npbis an attribution to Byrd which, though unfounded, has gained traditional acceptance. The Canon—a perpetual one, in the Mixolydian Mode—is capable of many solutions, all exhibiting a freedom of treatment not quite consistent with the strict laws of Counterpoint.

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ALMIGHTY God, who hast in all ages shewed thy power and mercy in the miraculous and gracious deliverance of thy Church, and in the protection of righteous and religious Kings and States, professing thy holy and eternal truth, from the wicked conspiracies and malicious practices of all the enemies thereof; We yield thee our unfeigned thanks and praise for the wonderful and mighty deliverance of our gracious Sovereign King James, the Queen, the Prince, and all the Royal Branches, with the Nobility, Clergy, and Commons of England, then assembled in Parliament, by Popish treachery appointed as sheep to the slaughter, in a most barbarous, and savage manner, beyond the examples of former ages.

In other languages Add links. These three solutions—in so far as they are complete in two parts—seem, hitherto, to have escaped notice: Pepusch, in his ‘ Treatise on Harmony ‘ —distinctly calls it ‘the famous Canon by William Byrd,’ and no doubt seems to have been felt on the subject until about the middle of the 18th century, when Carlo Ricciotti published, at Amsterdam, a Concerto, founded on the well-known theme, which he attributed to Palestrina.


Subpages Pages with contributor. Retrieved from ” https: The Tenor leads with the Guida.

This attribution was repeated in the earliest known Continental source, Johann Mattheson ‘s Der vollkommene Capellmeister Philip Legge submitted Non nobis domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam, whiche is to say in Englishe, Not to us lord, not to us, but to thy name let the glory be geven: The chief demerit of this lies in the prominence which it gives to the Hidden Octaves already mentioned. For the unrelated Latin motto, see Non nobis solum.

We claim that merit for Byrd. One factor in its popularity was undoubtedly its text, a responsory from the Roman Breviary and Sarum Breviary which was sung during the weeks before Advent. The words, which form the first verse of Psalm in the Protestant translations of the Psalterare quoted in the First Collect at Matins in the special Office of thanksgiving instituted by Act noobis the Parliament of Great Britain following the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in and added to the Book of Common Prayer.

The next stage in the development of the canon was the text substitution which occurred early in the 17th century.

Paul Cienniwa submitted Claudio Raffi submitted Non nobis Domine is usually sung as a three-part perpetual canon with the two following voices entering at the lower fourth and lower octave in relation to the lead melody dux.